Nelson Mandela Capture site

Last month in our Road Trip we visited the cultural and historical Nelson Mandela Capture site exhibition.

This impressive steel structure and visitor centre museum just outside of Howick is situated on the site where Nelson Mandela was arrested for his anti- apartheid activism acts on 5 August 1962

Interestingly the steel sculpture was an artistic collaboration between artist Marco Cianfanelli and architect Jeremy Rose, who worked together from 2007 – 2012 to create this unique monument dedicated to the life of Nelson Mandela.

About the museum

As you drive up the beautiful tree lined drive your eyes are drawn toward the visitor centre, which along with the restaurant seems almost out of place in the serenity of this lush open space.

The visitor centre is themed alongside Nelson Mandela’s book The long road to Freedom and guests are encouraged to experience this as they browse the artifacts, photo images and quotes inside the museum.

Outside the theme continues by following the timeline of Mandela’s life as they walk through the lush garden leading down to the sculpture.

The timeline markers are short and easy to stop and explain to children.

Open Monday to Sunday 9am -4pm

Entry is R100 per person.

There is a coffee shop and gift shop on site.



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